Tiësto was scheduled to perform at Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas on Sunday, but was forced to cancel due to a “personal family emergency.” The Dutch DJ and producer shared the news via social media on Thursday, with Kaskade confirming his last-minute replacement on the bench.
“My team and I have been planning something really special for months, but a family emergency forces me to return home Sunday morning,” Tiësto tweeted. “It was a difficult decision to miss the game, but family always comes first. Thanks to the @NFL for the collaboration and I look forward to working with them to achieve something incredible together in the future!
My team and I have been planning something truly special for months, but a personal family emergency forces me to return home Sunday morning. It was a difficult decision to miss the game, but family always comes first. Thanks to @NFL for collaboration and research…
– Tiësto (@tiesto) February 8, 2024
Pre-game DJs, including DJ Khaled, D-Nice and Zedd, have been a staple of the NFL's biggest game for years now. 2024 will mark the first time the Super Bowl will have an in-game DJ, which will involve playing music during breaks between the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
The place will now return to Kaskade. “As a kid who grew up in Chicago watching the Super Bowl every year with my family, this chance to be a part of it is absolutely mind-blowing,” he said. job. “Las Vegas has been my second home for the past decade, as the architect of creating a landscape that includes House and Dance Music residencies as part of its destination.”
“Being the first electronic musician to participate in the full Super Bowl gaming experience hosted in Las Vegas is like coming home,” he added. “I am beyond excited to represent my community.”